Diesels are cold natured engines
Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:48 AM
Komatsu diesels (dont even know if they make their own engines?) are also excellent cold starters
Deeres get a little cranky below 30*F
Cat 3208 started hard but it wasnt in the best mechanical condition
My kubotas always start hard but they are worn and the batteries are always weak from sitting
Daihatsu always started but i never got to test it below 45*F so thats not really a cold start. motor was also brand new with 5 hours on it
Newer International motors dont start well. They crank long even in the summer
I think if the injection timing, atomization(nozzels and pop pressure) is right and the motor has good compression you will have a good cold weather engine. Keep up on maintainence and when you get your diesel started in the winter bump up the idle. Idling a cold diesel will definitely shorten the life of the engine because of cylinder washing/ wet stacking.
Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:06 AM
Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM
Maybe a magnetic heater could be mounted on or under your motor might help . Or a radiator hose heater .Amazon.com: Kat's 14400 400 Watt 1" Lower Radiator Hose Heater: Automotive
I haven't been able to locate a block heater for this engine So I'm hoping the synthetic will help.
Engine Heaters - JCWhitney
- tractorman604 and Cvans have said thanks
Posted December 11, 2011 - 02:25 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.
Posted December 12, 2011 - 05:42 AM
- tractorman604 said thank you
Posted December 12, 2011 - 05:45 AM
I bought a heater that's magnetic , I have it stuck on my oil pan , when the temps drop below 20* I plug it in . She fires up like a champ!
Have have used those before,and had pretty good luck with they.